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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar elaborates about frustration with the Lakers via Twitter

     
    Various postings on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Twitter account reveal that his frustration over the fact the Lakers haven't honored him with a statue outside Staples Center reflects a larger picture in his fragmented relationship with the organization. "It's...
  • Numerology readings on the Lakers' coaching candidates

     
    Another month of NBA playoff basketball still awaits us. A possible prolonged lockout might follow suit. And everyone, particularly Laker fans, are going to drive themselves nuts should there be a busy off-season. In the wake of all of this, the Lakers...
  • Lakers have limited history with NBA draft lottery

     
    In another sign of the Lakers' storied success, they're nearly complete strangers to the NBA draft lottery. Even with L.A. losing in embarrassing fashion this postseason, falling in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference...
  • Lakers Q&A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'I don't expect my relationship with the team to continue beyond this point'

     
    Below is a Q&A with former Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who in an interview with the Sporting News expressed feeling "slighted" and "highly offended" over not having a statue honoring him outside Staples Center. Abdul-Jabbar finished as the NBA's...
  • Caught in the Web: Reactions to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar feeling slighted about not having a statue

     
    -- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr believes Magic Johnson had a statue before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar because he was also largely instrumental in getting Staples Center built and that Jerry West was chosen before Abdul-Jabbar because of his multiple...
  • Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn and Jerry West statue inductions filled with emotion and humility

     
    Here is the ironic part about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's frustration over not having a statue: Magic Johnson tweeted Abdul-Jabbar deserved one "before me," Jerry West expressed embarrassment during his statue unveiling and argued others, including Abdul-...
  • Lakers Report Cards: Theo Ratliff

     
    This is the 12th edition of Lakers Report Cards, focusing today on reserve center Theo Ratliff. Grade: F Every step looked painful. Every movement seemed slow. And every injury update kept prolonging deeper and deeper into the season. There's frankly...
  • Jerry Buss on Lakers' coaching search: "I would say very close."

     
    Lakers owner Jerry Buss declined to provide a definitive timetable on hiring a replacement for Phil Jackson as the Lakers coach, but he said the organization is "very close" to finalizing its search. "I don’t know exactly when but a week is a long...
  • Lakers Q&A: Trey Johnson discusses Mike Brown's hire with the Lakers

     
    Below is a conversation with Lakers guard Trey Johnson, whom the Lakers recalled April 13 from the Bakersfield Jam. Johnson also had a short stint in 2009 with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who signed him to two 10-day contracts. Although his role was limited,...
  • Caught in the Web: Follow-up reports on Mike Brown becoming the Lakers' coach

     
    --The Times' Broderick Turner mentions how very few people connected to the Lakers wanted to comment about hiring of Mike Brown as head coach. -- In addition to criticizing Jim Buss for hiring Brown, The Times' Mark Heisler reports the following nuggets:...
  • Kobe Bryant should've been consulted about Mike Brown hire

     
    In a move that will largely define the Lakers' future, the organization hired Coach Mike Brown and left Kobe Bryant out of the process. In a move the success of which will partly depend on the strength of that relationship, the two are already off on a...
  • Lakers Report Card: Phil Jackson

     
    In the 15th edition of the Lakers Report Card, we focus on Coach Phil Jackson. Grade: B- While the Lakers sulked immediately following their 122-86 Game 4 eliminating loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, Phil Jackson smiled....